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Pasadena Car Care Center Inc. Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!



Pasadena Car Care Center Inc. is the automotive expert in St. Petersburg, FL 33707. Since, 1996 we've provided the St. Petersburg area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Batteries, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services.

We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the St. Petersburg area reliable and well-maintained. Our skillful mechanics will take great care of your vehicle too, quickly diagnosing any problems and offering cost-effective solutions to get you back on the road.

Call Pasadena Car Care Center Inc. today at 727-347-5240! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!

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Vehicle Tips

According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.

A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

What Our Customers Are Saying


-Craig G.

I have never had my car working better for longer but after I started taking it to Pasadena Car Care Center, everything in it works fine. I will go back when I have other mechanical issues. Highly recommend this business!


-Larry L.

These guys are the best I have ever interacted with and very down to earth and personable. Very fast and have fair prices!


-Sharon B.

Billy and the mechanics went above and beyond to get my daughter's car repaired so she could make a trip she had planned. Others helped with giving her a ride home and picking her up. Donna helped with picking up parts for the car repair. The mechanics worked later than normal. This is not the first time the employees have gone above and beyond for my family. The honesty and integrity of all who work at Pasadena Car Care is appreciated.


-Amy M.

Amazing customer service + incredibly reasonable pricing. We're in the middle of converting our bus and they have been a great help in preparing us to get back on the road, safely. Recently after leaving the shop we were filling up at a gas station and one of their mechanics came to check on us and make sure we were alright and I greatly appreciated how above and beyond they go to make sure that their customers are okay.


-Laura M.

As always, great, friendly and honest service. Willing to go out of their way to answer questions and concerns. Able to help when we needed a locksmith for a totally unrelated situation. Thanks Rich and Paulie :)


-Bernard R.

When you ride pass the shop you'll understand why their always busy and why everyone trust them with their most prized possession, cars.


-Frank R.

I'm very happy I started bringing my car here. They are fast at diagnosing the problem, they call you with updates or permission to fix something not initially discussed, and they get it done quick. Thank you guys!


-Norman W.

Awesome Service, the best I have seen in the automotive repair industry across the country. Phenomenal customer service, brilliant mechanics and repairmen. Honest and just pricing and labor costs. Owner (Rich) is very astute in his profession, personable, honest, and pleasant to talk to. I would recommend this business to my Family, best of friends and colleagues.


-Brenda B.

After a disaster at a dealership, and $1,000.00, my car STILL wasn't fixed, Pasadena Car Care not only fixed my car perfectly, they did it for a fraction of what the dealership charged. They are truly THE BEST place to take your car. They're honest, do only what's needed, and NEVER rip you off.


-Lynn C.

A big thank you to Pasadena Car Care!! You are without a doubt the best place to have our car serviced and repaired. I have been there 3 times and was impressed every time. They get the job done quickly at a fair price. It's their honesty and courtesy that put them in the A++ category in my opinion. It's very important to share when an establishment is the best and treats you right. Too many people only take the time to write reviews when they are negative ones because they are mad about something. As you can see by the overwhelmingly positive reviews on this page about Pasadena Car Care, we're not the only ones who know they are the best!
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